Economics and Financial Literacy ResourcesResources listed on this page are relevant for the curriculum areas of economics and financial literacy. These external resources should be carefully reviewed before use in the classroom.
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California HSS Framework Financial Literacy Elective (PDF) (2016)
Provides instructional planning considerations for an elective grade nine financial literacy course.
California Mathematics Framework, Appendix A: Financial Literacy and Mathematics Education (PDF)
Offers instructional planning with strategies that support students in kindergarten through grade twelve (K–12) in learning economics and financial literacy concepts for career and college success.
Grades K–12 Financial Literacy Resources
Comprehensive California Department of Education source for free resources from nonprofit agencies to support financial literacy education in grades K–12, organized into categories for educators, researchers, students, and families.
National Standards for Financial Literacy K–12
General standards that break financial literacy up into six major topics: earning income; buying goods and services; saving; using credit; investing; protecting and insuring.
Voluntary National Content Standards in Economics
Standards designed primarily for curriculum developers. They include the 20 most important and enduring ideas, concepts, and issues, as well as benchmarks for financial literacy education.
California Association of School Economics Teachers
Organization of educators promoting the effective teaching of economic principles in grades K–12, including teacher resources and the Economics Teacher Certification Program.
The California Council on Economic Education (CCEE)
Non-partisan consortium of education, business, government, and labor leaders dedicated to advancing economic literacy throughout the state. They offer curriculum resources, webinars, student contests, and professional development opportunities. They are affiliated with the national Council for Economic Education .
Council for Economic Education (CEE)
Network of state councils and local centers for economic education delivering Economics America® and other programs to K–12 teachers. They host EconEdLink , which provides hundreds of free lessons, tools, and videos to support financial literacy and economics education. EconEdLink also houses the archives of Understanding Fiscal Responsibility , a series of lessons that focus on government institutions, the national debt, and budget deficits.
Foundation for Teaching Economics (FTE)
The mission of the FTE is to introduce young individuals, selected for their leadership potential, to an economic way of thinking about national and international issues, and to promote excellence in economic education by helping teachers of economics become more effective educators.
National Association of Economic Educators
Supports economic educators through monthly professional development opportunities, annual conferences, educator awards, and mentoring.